How to wear burgundy for Autumn Winter
If you hadn’t noticed already, the colour burgundy is everywhere and you’ll soon be filling your wardrobes with it! You’ll know if you have been reading my blog for a while or follow me on instagram that the rich berry hue is very much out of my comfort zone as I usually gravitate towards whites, pinks and greys; but as the seasons changed I have also felt like changing up my wardrobe – some would say not very drastically, but drastic enough for me anyway.
Burgundy is a much deeper shade than what I would usually wear but it allows me to wear more of an autumnal shade without having to drown myself in black and for that exact reason I’m obsessed with the colour. Introducing Burgundy as the new black for Winter 2017. The rich hue manages to carry an autumnal warmth whilst still being refreshing and colourful at the same time compared to black which can look chic but sometimes dull and repetitive.
What’s great about the berry hue is that it comes in so many different shades up and down the highstreet; from ox blood to maroon purple which means there is a variation of it to suit every single skin tone. However, if you aren’t sure about your perfect burgundy shade, try experimenting with a deeper hue on your nails first. This is a great way to trial it before splurging out on that key burgundy piece, especially if you have never worn the colour before.
Burgundy looks great both day and night; during the day time wearing burgundy lends a nod towards the trend whilst burgundy at night carries a bold statement which tells everyone you’ve arrived. For a day out hitting the shops you’ll want to be cosy and chic but not too cosy; opt for a faux fur gilet which is guaranteed to keep your body warm but lets you have a little bit more freedom when trying on items. Not only is the burgundy vest practical in that it fits over any top or jumper but it also makes any outfit instantly appropriate for Autumn Winter.
Going somewhere that requires extra warmth? Don’t worry because Ted Baker has you covered in that department in the form of their cashmere blend burgundy coat. At over £300 this coat is definitely an investment piece but its high quality craftsmanship means it will see you through season after season without looking worn. This outerwear saviour features a high neckline to battle whatever the weather throws at you but the statement feature of the coat is undoubtedly the deep berry wine hue, nevertheless the coat comes in many different colours but there’s something about this colour which not only makes the coat look so expensive but everything else too.
If like me, you are in the mood to embrace the rich wintery hue, why not go head to toe burgundy in this floral midi dress. From day to night, this Topshop number will carry you through seamlessly since the tiered floral pattern and midi length make it stylish but appropriate for a day of meetings whilst the ultra feminine feel the dress carries in the romantic hue makes for the perfect dream date night. Not only is the dress a winner in that you can throw it on without having to think about the rest of our outfit (that’s one of my main reasons for loving it so much) but the mix of burgundy and black shades allow you to show off your personality and adds a fun and stylish twist to a classic silhouette.
I decided to break up the look with these tan OTK boots and cross body bag. This year Karen Millen have brought out the same boot in a taupe grey which I just had to have especially knowing how well they will last; If you are still yet to be convinced by the OTK boot trend check out my post here on why you should invest in them for Autumn.
The block heel has had a lot of attention from shoppers over the past few years and that’s not going anywhere – what with their ability to give that slight height boost whilst still being one of the most comfortable pairs of shoes. At £375 these boots are not a purchase to make on a whim; they’re a solid investment piece but they even surprised me considering how much I really wear them since they are so versatile and warm! The contrast of colours from the bag and boots against the dress work together to make them all pop even more, creating the perfect combination – who said you couldn’t mix black with tan!
To finish off the look I’ve chosen to wear my flat gold earrings from H&M which add to that luxe feel the burgundy hue conveys. If you are ever looking for basics but with that premium feel, H&M are your best bet as they take basics to the next level. At £5.99 for four pairs, these earrings were most definitely a hidden basic but yet they create interest without overpowering the look.
So what do you think of the hottest colour of Autumn Winter 2017? Will you be striving head to toe in it by the end of the year? Let me know how you’ve been wearing it!
Shop The Look
Dress by Topshop (Sold out but lots still in stores)
Leather Jacket by Oasis
Boots by Karen Millen (Grey version)
Bag by Accessorize
Earrings by H&M